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Roy William Bentley

March 7, 1945 ~ April 26, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Roy William Bentley
March 7 1945 - April 26 2023

It is with heavy hearts that I announce the peaceful passing after a valiant fight of our Dad, Roy William Bentley.
Born March 7 1945 in Toronto Ontario, he left us on April 26 2023 with Johnny and I (Marie) at his side in Sechelt Hospital, Sechelt BC.

Dad brought his young family from Toronto to Gibsons in 1974 and started his 34 year career at Howe Sound Pulp and Paper. He spoke fondly of his friendships that still remained after his retirement and often saddened at those that have predeceased him. Gibsons Marina was the place for a morning coffee and chin wag about fishing and hockey with the fellows. Dad and his good friend Gary opened up R&G new and used, that was a fun adventure he also embarked on in the late 80’s.

In 1976 he got his passion for coaching with the start of Gibsons Minor Ball. He coached hard ball for the first couple years then coached us girls in softball from 1978 to the 90s then continued on to Slo Pitch to play and coach there. Dad loved sports. He played a little hockey as a goalie, tried his swing at golf, shot some snooker with his legion friends, but hockey and baseball were his thing.

A true Maple Leaf fan his entire life, he would often tease his Canuck fan friends on “at least the Leafs actually won the Stanley Cup”. In 2000, while at a slow pitch tournament in Powell River, we stumbled upon a gathering at our hotel where the Stanley Cup was on display. A once in a lifetime moment for Dad and I.

Dad was also a  true community member. He was a Kinsman and served on the executive, a member of the Legion #109 since the  mid 70’s eventually sitting as president. Our parents both volunteered for many years with the Elves Club, he was great bingo caller and our Mom was a great bingo player and could be found at  many other halls on the coast, later he could be found at the mall with the coffee club playing Keno and making new connections. He was an advocate for the residents of Christenson  Village where he later resided in Assisted Living and was able to participate in many groups, making many new friendships.

Predeceased by his wife of 52 years Maureen “Mo” in September 2020, he will be lovingly missed by his sister Elda, brother David (Darcia), daughter Marie (James), son Johnny, grandchildren, Herb, Christy(Travis), Brady, Bryson, and great grandchildren, Cameron and Callum,  his nephews Todd, Paul and their families plus all the extended family on Mom’s side and family in Ontario.

Much gratitude for his care team at Christenson Village. Anne-Marie, Sheri Lyn, Irene and Hardeep, Thank you.
Dr. Hourigan for his continued care as our family Doctor, the ER and CCU Staff, Ambulance Crews, Thank you.
And Jacqueline Samson, Thank you for giving love and hope back to Dad. You were his special person. 

No Service will be held, he requested we take his ashes back to the place he spent most of his life with great memories, Port Mellon. 

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